Medical Profile Advertising Section -part 2- August 2012


Sara C. Scheid, MD, FAAP
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Sara C. Scheid has practiced otolaryngology in the Albany, NY, area since 2004. Dr. Sara Scheid is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology, a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Scheid also proudly serves on the board of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc.

After graduating from Dartmouth College, Dr. Scheid studied medicine at Rush Medical College in Chicago. She then completed residency in Otolaryngology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, where she gained extensive expertise in all areas of head and neck surgery, including the medical and surgical management of sinusitis, voice disorders, pediatric disorders, head and neck cancer and thyroid disease. During her residency training, she had the opportunity to study with world-renowned surgeon Dr. Robert Sataloff at the American Institute for Voice & Ear Research where she published numerous articles pertaining to voice disorders. Dr. Scheid is a member of the Voice Foundation and has worked with all types of voice professionals from opera singers to lawyers and teachers.

After completing residency, and before coming to New York’s Capital Region, Dr Scheid completed a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia and was a faculty member at Drexel Medical College.

“I feel so fortunate to have a career that I love. While I enjoy the variety of being able to do all aspects of ENT and seeing both adults and children, I take my greatest pleasure in helping kids. I realized early on in my training that children just brighten my day.”

In the last five years Dr. Scheid has developed an increasing interest in Sleep Medicine and became board certified in 2011. She is a leading expert in the area in pediatric sleep medicine.
“In our society today, children are having increasing problems with sleep. Becoming board certified in sleep medicine has helped me expand my care of pediatric patients to incorporate this important health issue into my practice.”

Dr. Sara Scheid is currently accepting new patients at our office located at 1220 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands. 439.4326.

David Foyt, MD
Subspecialty Board Certified Otology/Neurotology
Clinical Associate Professor Surgery (Otolaryngology/Neurosurgery)

“The most rewarding part of doing what I do has to be hearing restoration. There is nothing like the wide-eyed smile and wonderment when a child hears for the first time,” shares Dr. David Foyt, Board Certified Neurotologist at the Capital Region Ear Institute.

Dr. David Foyt, of the Capital Region Ear Institute, is proud to again be named a Capital Region’s “Best Doctor”. Dr. Foyt is the only physician in the Albany area that is subspecialty board certified in the treatment of hearing loss and middle ear disorders such as cholesteatoma, acoustic neuroma and otosclerosis.

Dr. Foyt has been in practice in Albany, NY since 1996 specializing in the treatment of hearing loss, facial nerve disorders, balance and dizziness disorders and cochlear implantation. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia College in Manhattan and attended medical school at The Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. Dr. Foyt completed his residency in general Ear, Nose and Throat surgery in 1994 at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He then completed his fellowship training in Otology and Neurotology and skull base surgery at the world famous House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Foyt offers specialized adult and pediatric neurotological care to all of Upstate New York. The Capital Region Ear Institute is a designated Center of Excellence for Cochlear implantation and implantable hearing devices including the BAHA and Soundbridge. It is one of the largest and most comprehensive facilities of its kind on the US East Coast. Dr. Foyt has been recognized nationally and internationally for his research and academic achievements.

He has authored dozens of chapters, posters and presentations. In 2006, Dr. Foyt founded the Children’s Hearing Foundation (CHF), a not-for-profit organization which donates cochlear implants to children who need them. This month, he will be traveling to Kathmandu, Nepal on a medical mission along with one of his residents from the Albany Medical Center to provide direct medical and surgical care to disadvantaged Nepalese.

Dr. Foyt is currently accepting new patients at his office located at 1220 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands. 439.4326 or visit

Dr. Jay Rugoff, DC

Dr. Jay Rugoff has been serving the Albany, NY community for over 20 years. He is known for his innovative treatments, particularly with neuropathy, restless leg syndrome and painful spinal conditions associated with pregnancy. He is a well-known chiropractor who teaches his expertise to patients who seek him out for his knowledge in the natural health field. He has attended countless seminars to remain on the cutting edge of chiropractic treatment. He regularly lectures on the subject of chiropractic and health and has authored a book on natural health and chiropractic.

A graduate from the State University at Buffalo, he completed a Bachelors degree in Biology. He worked at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in leukemia research, before continuing his doctoral training at New York Chiropractic College. He continues his post doctorate education to bring his patients the latest advances in the natural health field.  He also uses some of the newest low force adjusting instruments available. By using these “frequency controlled” low force devices, he is able to deliver chiropractic treatment with minimal force, affording a more comfortable, as well as effective treatment experience.

The primary focus of his practice is on individualized care.  His goal is to provide his patients with quality care, in a relaxed atmosphere, with a friendly staff and treatment that is both “patient friendly” and extremely effective. Along with his chiropractic treatment, he feels it is important to support other aspects of a patient’s health. This may involve exercise and nutritional support, as well as instruction in healthier lifestyle choices. It is his experience that the body, mind and spirit must be treated together in order for a person to achieve their full health potential. He is regularly learning new techniques to assure that his patients receive the best treatment available. This also enables him to treat a variety of conditions not usually associated with chiropractic.

Along with his chiropractic expertise, Dr. Rugoff  has been involved in his local community. Whether it has been fundraisers, local projects involving the Food Bank, community Co-op or supporting agencies such as Equinox, he believes it is important to serve the community as part of his practice obligations.

For more information, you may visit or call his office for a complimentary consultation at 489.2628.

Brian P. Murray, M.D.
Capital Region Urological Surgeons & The Institute for Pelvic Medicine, PLLC

Born in Troy, Dr. Murray specializes in the treatment of male and female general urological disorders including female urinary incontinence, as well as pelvic and reconstructive urology. He currently holds the position of Medical Director at The Pelvic Health Center for Ellis/Bellevue Woman’s Care Center. 

Dr. Murray’s research in male and female urology has led to clinical publication on a variety of topics. Urological disorders can be disruptive in the course of daily activity and often times, men and women simply cope with these symptoms for years without treatment.  Occasionally, women encounter sudden, unplanned urine leakage during coughing, sneezing or exercise. This condition is known as Stress Urinary Incontinence.  Dr. Murray offers his patients safe and effective solutions to help alleviate these issues on an outpatient basis.

Dr. Murray also specializes in male voiding dysfunction and erectile dysfunction resulting from radical surgery, vascular disease, cardiac complications and diabetes. Patients receive a complex workup including urodynamics and one-on-one consultation to review risks, expectations and benefits of all solutions. Solutions can range from behavioral modifications to surgery, with some seeing results from medication alone.

4 Executive Park Drive, Albany. 489.7494,  Fax 489.7641.

William C. Blatter CHLP, MM, BS
Worldwide Hair Loss Authority, Hair Loss Control Clinic

William C. Blatter, president of Hair Loss Control Clinic (HLCC) of Latham trains hair loss doctors and certifies hair loss professionals worldwide. He is an in-demand, worldwide speaker and featured columnist. In the past few months alone, he was featured on FOX News, a 30-minute program focused on Hair Loss and interviewed by Salon Galaxy.  He has appeared on numerous national TV shows as well, including Good Morning Texas and CBS News in New Orleans.  William Blatter and HLCC have also been recently featured in Spa Canada, GUILD News UK, Celebrity Hair Styles, Modern Salon, Neu You, HOT Magazine, the National Hair Journal, etc. 

The Hair Loss Control Clinic, HLCC is a pioneer in the hair loss industry, with over 25 years of experience and 175+ affiliated locations in 31 countries around the world.  Specializing in laser hair loss treatments for over 20 years, HLCC offers effective laser treatments for hair loss in their medical clinic under the guidance of four medical directors. In addition to treatments offered by their local Latham location, HLCC offers clinic lasers, home lasers, hand-held devices and products for effective home care to consumers and franchises worldwide. All product designs are based off of consumer needs, cutting-edge technology, years of experience in the field and results yielded from within multitudes of HLCC clinics, salons, spas, med-spas, doctors and laser centers providing HLCC treatment methods around the world. HLCC achieves its optimal results by using the highest-quality laser systems combined with a multi-therapeutic approach to treating hair loss with professional product systems.

HLCC Scripts, the exclusive product line developed for men and women suffering the devastations of hair loss and thinning hair includes a unique combination of scalp hygiene and professional healthy hair care product systems. These systems work synergistically with DHT inhibiting products, growth activators and laser hair therapy for the most effective results. All thinning hair conditions are addressed including male and female pattern hair loss, generalized thinning, chemical damage, Alopecia Areata and Traction Alopecia.

For more information and a free consultation, contact HLCC at 220.1500 or visit


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